Barred Plymouth Rock Chicken Hatching Eggs
** Hatching Eggs will produce a straight run of chicks *****
Purely Poultry guarantees our eggs to be a minimum of 80% Fertile upon candling and notification 3 days prior to hatch. Due to variables beyond our control, we do NOT guarantee hatch rates.
- Dual Purpose
- 288-280 Eggs Annually
- Smart , Docile, good foragers good confined or free range
- Cockerel 8lbs Pullet 6lbs
- APA Class American
- Conservation status : recovering
They are meant for a small farm that has a backyard coop. These birds lay eggs year-round. Not only that, but their plumpness is great for a roasted chicken. Barred Plymouth Rocks have a single comb and are heat and cold hardy.
Baby Barred Plymouth Rock Chickens have a docile personality, which makes them nice birds to have around the backyard. The hen and rooster get along with others because they have a gentle disposition. They even get along with other pets. This breed has a good ability to forage.
This all-American breed got its start in Worcester, Massachusetts. They were created in the 1860s by D.A. Upham. He developed the breed by crossing Black Java pullets with a single-comb barred rooster. Shortly after, Plymouth Rocks became one of the most common birds in America. Their popularity quickly spread throughout the United States. The birds even replaced the Dominique as the most common backyard chicken.
All of the baby chicks range in color from dark gray to black. They have cream patches on their body and head. As for the adults, they have black and white barred feathers. The males are lighter than the females, but they still display the same patterns. Each chicken has yellow legs, beaks, and toes. Their earlobes, comb, wattles, and faces are red, which helps the black and white bars stand out.